I meant to post yesterday, but the day got a little away from me. Probably I will post twice today.
It turns out, the radiation might not be causing all the nausea and fatigue after all. It seems I have an infection so now I am on antibiotics, but I could be feeling a lot better by tomorrow. I really hope it’s the infection causing the issues. Fingers crossed.
I mentioned before that I have fitbit charge HR watch that I use to keep track of my daily calorie burns, sleep, weight and heart rate. I have it set so that it ‘buzzes’ when I reach my goal calorie burn for the day. It’s pretty interesting to see how much more calories I burn on dance days VS non dance days.
Up until the end of last week, I had been pretty consistent with my diet, practice and exercise and getting my fitbit ‘buzz’ almost every day. As a result, my weight finally started to slowly go down at about 1/2-1.5 lbs/week. It’s not much, but it is something. Looking at that, it has helped me to figure out that I would like to be close to or below 200lbs again by my surgery. That leaves me 12 weeks to get there, and if I can stay on track with my little buzzy friend, it should be quite doable.
The biggest hurdle will be the radiation fatigue, but so far so good, knock on wood.
I am still a little frustrated with the chemo weight gain, but that’s life and time to move on. As I start to near the end of my journey I can look more and more to the future beyond it, and I really look forward to that.
In the meantime, I have good, strong and clear goals, a diet plan that works for me, a way to track my activity, solid exercises and a lot of motivation.